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County Health Fair at Paramount Park

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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is gearing up to celebrate National Public Health Week 2017 throughout the week starting April 3. This year, Public Health is hosting free Community Health Fairs at locations around L.A. County, including one at the Paramount Park Community Center on Saturday, April 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

At the fair, attendees will learn about ways to prevent disease and live longer and healthier lives. There will be free health screenings, information about community resources, and fun family events.

To find out more about the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, please visit http://lapublichealth.org/hea/.

Unofficial Results of Paramount Consolidated Municipal and Special Election

Here are the unofficial results as of March 14 for the March 7, 2017 election for two open Paramount City Council seats and the Los Angeles County homelessness measure.


Laurie Guillen     1,071            31.30%
Peggy Lemons       975            28.49%
Gene Daniels         830            24.25%
Jose De Leon         546            15.96%

Measure H
Yes      549,684         68.72%
No       248,877         31.28%

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Youth Spring Soccer Registration

You can register for Paramount's Spring Soccer League until March 30. There are various age-level groupings. To register, you must show proof of residency in the City of Paramount as well as a valid birth certificate verifying age. To get a registration form, please click here.

Public Meetings for I-710 Corridor Bike Path Project

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Metro is seeking the public's input on three proposed bike paths that will serve bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit users traveling within the I-710 corridor, which includes the City of Paramount.

The project aims to increase connectivity to the L.A. River, Rio Hondo Bike Trail, and Metro's Blue and Green lines, as well as provide improved access for bicyclists and pedestrians to surrounding neighborhoods.

Three community meetings will be held in April, and the public is invited to hear about the proposed paths and offer their thoughts and opinions. Here is the schedule:

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Paramountenvironment.org Covers Environmental Issues in Town

The City of Paramount has created an Environmental Portal on the internet, a website providing facts and information to residents and businesses about our City's environment.

The site, which will be evolving as far as presentation and data, focuses on the areas of air and water. The City seeks a balance of residential, commercial, and industrial opportunities; however, in all cases, a clean and safe environment must come first. Please visit at paramountenvironment.org.

Report Air Quality Complaints to SCAQMD

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Anyone wanting to report a complaint about air quality - whether it be odors, smoke, dust, or other contaminants - needs to call the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) at 1-800-CUT SMOG (288-7664). SCAQMD is the agency that regulates all air quality issues in Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.

For information about the SCAQMD's reports and findings regarding air monitoring activities in the City of Paramount, please visit their website at 

http://www.aqmd.gov/home/regulations/compliance/air-monitoring-activities.

Farmers Market on Fridays in Progress Park

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The Paramount Farmers Market is open every Friday at Progress Park from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 15500 Downey Ave.

It features fresh fruits and vegetables, and a variety of other food items. Vendors also accept EBT.

There is plenty of parking and Progress Park is a stop for the Easy Rider shuttle. For more information, please call (562) 220-2121.

 

City Photo Gallery Now Online

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Photographs taken at City events and gatherings are now available for viewing on the website SmugMug. You can find the Paramount "gallery" at www.cityofparamount.smugmug.com.

We have hundreds of photos from the most recent Halloween Carnival and all of the City's holiday events. And they can be downloaded for free. Click on the photo, then hit the download icon at the bottom right part of the screen. Enjoy!

All photographs taken by the City of Paramount at our programs and events may be used by the City for marketing of these programs and events on printed and electronic formats.

ROPS Payment Schedule

On January 30, 2017, the Oversight Board for the Successor Agency for the Paramount Redevelopment Agency approved the Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule (ROPS 17-18) for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The ROPS was submitted to the California Department of Finance for review.

ROPS 17-18 (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018)
ROPS 16-17 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017)

Additional information about the elimination of redevelopment agencies can be found on the California Department of Finance's website.

http://dof.ca.gov/Programs/Redevelopment/
 

Paramount on YouTube

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A line up of Paramount productions - from the city, not the movie studio - is now on the video-streaming website YouTube. Shows highlight such things as public presentations at City Council meetings, special community events, an oral history of the our town, and other Paramount profiles. Click this link to visit www.youtube.com/cityofparamount.

 

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